Thursday, October 4, 2012

Lighting the Way

Hello Friends.

On Wednesday I attend a very important event.  It was a press conference, and yes I, Goose, was an invited guest.

Here I am before the press conference starts.  This press thingy is about the start of the ground preparation for the new Homeless Center that MOM and I are involved with.  You know it as St. Anne's Homeless Center.  But when the new shelter is built it will be know as LANTERN HOUSE- "lighting the way for those in need."   So since there is a little time before the press conference starts let me show you around a little bit.

See this building?  It once was and old old cannery.

Can you picture in this spot plenty of room for family rooms and dorms for those in need.  I can see it.  It's beautiful.

And can you see a new entry way into a wonderful kitchen and dinning hall where nutritious food will feed those in need, even if they are not homeless, just hungry.

And right over here do you see children playing in the play room?  I do.

Oh and this right here is a donation building with plenty of room to receive the beautiful items that will help clothe people and all the items they will need when they get back on their feet when they get a place of there own.  
Looks like the press thingy is starting.

There were several people who spoke, important people I am told.  This guy is what they call a senator.  They talked about all kinds of stuff.  But one thing that stood out was that we have raised 5 MILLION dollars so far and we only have 2 MILLION to go.

That nice lady on the right is Jenni.  She is the Director at St. Anne's.  The other lady is one of the supporters of this project.  She also said she was a big fan of mine and wanted a picture with me.  How could I say no?  
Now let me finish showing you around.

I am very excited about this area.  Can you see what I see?  It is the Pet Area.  An area that will have a fenced in play and romping area AND enclosed kennels!  Now even if a family is homeless and they have pets the WHOLE family can stay together.  The beauty of all this is overflowing.

Do you want to see why MOM and I are working so hard for this to become a reality?

Because these beautiful girls need a better place to sleep than in the chairs of the lobby in an overcrowded shelter where there and no empty beds for them.

And because these wonderful boys need to feel and know that they are cared about and will be cared for as their families work to get back on their feet again.

And because we know families will be better off if the WHOLE family, pets included, can stay together in a safe and comfortable environment.

I am ready to start up this bulldozer.

And chase the ghost away from this place

And clear the way for something beautiful to happen.

Soon this will be Lantern House- "Lighting the way for those in need."
This is what I see when I look at the site I have just shown you.  With God's continued help and the help and support of dedicated and committed people, Lantern  House will complete in the Spring/Summer of 2013.


  1. All that I can say is WOW! I can see it too, Goose, with you lighting the way. Did the Senator want a photo with you? I bet that he did but he was just too shy to ask. You are a rock star and so is your MOM! What a vision...

  2. Oh Goose, we are so proud of you and your Michelle. You have both worked so hard on this project and we hope all works out for the kids and their pets.

    Your the best.
    Bert and My Vickie

  3. Yay! Thank u for helping all the hoomins and critters. :)

  4. This is just pawsome! This gave us the warm fuzzies. Thank you fur sharing! XOXO

  5. What a huge project! Keep us posted on the progress. What a wonderful thing to be a part of.


  6. What an amazing project that you and your Mom are involved in! Congratulations on raising all that money, I know that you'll get the rest in a jiffy! The building looks incredible...and having a pet area is one of a kind! :-D Keep up the good work Goose!

  7. Goose! Wowwie! Me knows a real celebraty! Me is just so impressed! If wes was close, we would offer to paints a mural for yous!
    What a great thing for St Francis Day!

  8. Goose, that is a wonderful project. I did see everything through your eyes, you are an amazing host. Mommy will pray that it all works out, there are so many people who need help. We are so lucky to have homes and jobs and so many do not. This is a beautiful cause and I wish you luck and happiness.

    Loveys Sasha

  9. Goose, we sure do hope and pray that your project works out just the way you and your MOM want it to. It looks just wonderful!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  10. How beautiful - we can see it too. Your Mom is going to make a huge difference in many people lives.


  11. That is gonna be a great place alright..... Help for all the families in need! I can't wait.

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie xxx

  12. Goose what a brilliant project and we wish you all the best. Glad you liked your spooky portrait I had fun creating it. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  13. Oh Goose - this iza rurry much good thing. The best part iz that the hoominz AN'critterz can all stay tuegether - we doggiez'n kittiez know how much help we can b tue hoominz an'it iz so good when WE git included in thoze planz. You did good helpin'all of us tue c what u c.
    Shiloh'n The DIVA Shasta

  14. We do so hope all the money can be raised for this wonderful project. Thank you for telling us about it Goose and we look forward to updates.

  15. It's a great thing you are doing. Mum worked with homeless people and those in need of support for many years. It's brilliant that pets can be accommodated too - that was always such a big problem. Well done you all! Deccy x

  16. OH Goose... this is very much WONDERFUL and Exciting.
    Hip Hip HoooooooRAY fur Everybuddy who has worked so hard to make it a REALITY...

  17. Thats just fantastic Goose.I can't believe those two little Darlings sleep in chairs.. Can't wait to see how it comes along xx00x
    Mollie and Alfie

  18. You and your mom and your supporters definitely have a vision that is sure to be a help to all in need! We love that you are sharing this Lantern House project with us! Keep us posted!

  19. My mom and i have goose (lol) bumps all over our arms..its beautiful....just beautiful...what a wonderful thing the community and all its friends have done for the people who need help ...we just loves loves loves the idea of keeping everyone together including the furry mom said it would break her heart if she couldn't live with us...its the kindest and smartest thing we have heard in awhile. We are sending a card out today for Grace from Trudie.
    Love Stella Rose, Sammer and her momma

  20. I can totally see the play area with all the kiddos laughing! But then you mentioned the pet area -- OMD!! That's so incredibly pawsome. Doggies get left out of so many social services, but they're part of the family! Momma wants to know if there's a link to where we could make a donation to Lantern House.

  21. This is awesome. Boy do we need more here
    Benny. & Lily

  22. I have chills. Goose, I see it all too. I see the children playing. I see the puppies nuzzled all comfy and sleeping. I see the piles of clothes and goods for families. I wonder if the Lantern House also represents the light that the people in "need" are giving to others? I mean already they've created a space for us to see so much beautiful. The children, with the smiles on their faces, with the peacefulness of sleep - even in a chair - can help us all remember that this life is beautiful and it is a gift that we all get to raise each other up. Oh, the Lantern House is certainly a place where those in it are a light to the world. We're seeing lots of beautful there already!

  23. What an amazing project and we love the will be wonderful for people and their pets - somewhere safe to go

  24. Wow that is an ambitious project. Best of luck with it.

  25. I wish a lot of luck with your project. I hope a family who lost their home should not lose their animal-friends too. That's such a gorgeous project!!!

  26. Wow. Amazing. Wishing you the best of luck in building your dream!

  27. I can SEE it, Goose! That is such an incredible project - and what a blessing it will be to so many people and pets!!!
    Did those two ladies in the picture with you give you hugs? They look like the "hug the Goose" types. I like that in a biped. Who could blame them for wanting to have their picture taken with you!?
    Here's my idea of how to raise that last $2 million - set up a hugging booth! Charge people to hug you. You'd have that $$$ in NO TIME! Really. Especially if there's anyone like my mom in the area. Woo.
    We'll be praying for St. Anne's/the Lantern House! And for you and your MOM.

  28. I can see all of it!! What a wonderful place that will be and is right now. AND, I think it's awesome that you have some followers who need a picture with you - I mean, how cool is that??? Have a good weekend!

  29. Oh what a wonderful project to be a part of! A warm, safe place for all the children and pets too. How awesome is that! And you in the spotlight too Goose. You are a big time celebrity now. I just love the name The Lantern House and what it stands for. I wish St Anne's Lantern House all the best!

    I've given you the One Lovely Blog Award. You can find it on my post today. No pressure. :)

  30. Oh Goose, that is such a wonderful thing you and your mom are involved with!


  31. Goose, with help from you and your mum and everyone else, yes we can see it. It sounds like a haven for people and pets in need. Can't wait to see it all finished. What a wonderful post Goose. Take care mate. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  32. Oh, what a beautiful and inspirational project! I am not even a little surprised that all those people showed up to see you there, either. The senator probably asked for your pawtograph!


  33. What a wonderful project. You & your mom should be very proud!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  34. Woof! Woof! OH Goose what a wonderful project. LOVE it and made us SMILE. Sending Lots of Golden LOVE n Woofs, Sugar

  35. Yes, this will be a wonderful place for people and their pups! You and your mom work very hard for this to happen and we are proud of you bother!

    Your friends,

    Murphy & Stanley

  36. Wow, Goose, this is an incredible project. So much good will come of it. Lantern House will certainly light the way for a lot of good people and pets too. We applaud your Mom and your community for undertaking such a magnificent project.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  37. OMD! That is going to be an AMAZIN' place Goose!! So spaceous and it looks like there is enough room for lots, and lots of peeps and there pups! Oh, boy, let us know the progress....your Moms sure does ALOT of good works. Bless her heart.



  38. Isn't that place gonna be the best place ever for peeps and pets in need! Hooray for y'all! Ground breakin in 2013! Yippee!!! :D

    Waggin at ya,